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NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 21
Hammer A.H.1, Atkins J.F.1, Fayet O.2, Gesteland R.F.1, Giddings M.C.1,6, Gladyshev V.N.3, Gurvich O.L.1, W. Allen Miller W.A.4, Namy O.5, PrÈre M.F.2, Zhang Y.3 and Baranov P.V.1
1Human Genetics Department, University of Utah, Utah, USA;
2Microbiologie et GÉnÉtique MolÉculaire, CNRS, Toulouse Cedex, France;
3Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA;
4Plant Pathology Department and L.H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, USA;
5Laboratoire de Genetique Moleculaire de la Traduction, Institut de Genetique et Microbiologie, Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay Cedex, France;
6Present address: Departments of Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Database Description

The RECODE database is a source for the accumulating knowledge of 'programmed' translational recoding events taken from the scientific literature and personal communications. The database deals with programmed ribosomal frameshifting, codon redefinition and translational bypass occurring in a variety of organisms. The entries for each event include the sequences of the corresponding genes, their encoded proteins for both the normal and alternate decoding, the types of the recoding events involved, and factors such as cis-elements that influence recoding. The Database is freely available at


Bekaert M, Firth AE, Zhang Y, Gladyshev VN, Atkins JF, Baranov PV. (2010) Recode-2: new design, new search tools, and many more genes. Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Jan;38(Database issue):D69-74.

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